Do You Remember "Farm Aid?"

United States
July 7, 2016 4:15pm CST
Do You Remember “Farm Aid?” In 1985, Willie Nelson organized the first Farm Aid concert, to help farmers in the USA, who were struggling to stay afloat. Family farms are just as endangered today as they were back then. In recent years, the USA has seen as many as 80,000 midsize growers fall into bankruptcy or similar situations, closing down their farms. Everyone should really have a small garden from which to reap some home-grown vegetables. I was reading recently about two New Yorkers who had a dream of growing vegetables but had no land to accomplish that dream. What did they do? They converted a 1986 Dodge pickup into a “field on wheels.” When their veggies started sprouting, the neighbors took notice. This was the beginning of a documentary “King Corn,” based on their movable plot that they took to about 30 schools in the eastern USA, showing kids that a person can grow a garden almost anywhere. Have you seen this documentary? Picture by Pixabay
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@JudyEv (118796)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
It is certainly possible to grow at least some vegetables almost anywhere. Even a few containers can yield a surprising amount of food.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I wanted to grow some tomatoes in pots but didn't. There is still time but I've got to get some potting soil soon if I'm going to do it.
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@amadeo (61693)
• United States
7 Jul 16
I sure do.Way back when.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
Yes that was thirty years ago. But I understand that Willie Nelson did it again a few years ago. I don't remember it though like the first one.
@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
7 Jul 16
I do remember Farm Aid, but I have not seen the "King Corn" documentary.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
I haven't seen that documentary but it sounds interesting. I had plans of growing some veggies in pots this spring/summer but with my mom being in the hospital my outside gardening got sidetracked.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
Is your Mom doing well now? I hope so.
@Deepizzaguy (11410)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 16
I have heard of Farm Aid even though it was not shoved my throat like that music show for the starving people in Africa that came out years ago.
@mawdest (1473)
• Orillia, Ontario
8 Jul 16
Are you talking about Live 8, back in 2005?
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• United States
8 Jul 16
@mawdest Farm Aid was 1985 and again a couple years ago. I think the Live Aid was in 2005.
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@Deepizzaguy (11410)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
8 Jul 16
@IreneVincent I meant to say the Live Aid had more attention from the mainstream media due to the lineup of rock stars that performed than the Farm Aid roster of artist which I believe were most country and western artists.